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History Alumni

There is life after Wheaton! Our history majors find themselves in all sorts of places, doing all sorts of things.

In business

  • Laine Malmquist ‘72 has worked in finance for both corporations and nonprofit organizations.
  • Scott Siemens’ ’11 position is in corporate sales.

In education

  • Adam Sonstroem ’02 has taught at both the high school and college level.
  • Alyssa Ericson ’13 teaches at an inner-city school.
  • George Bradley Wood ’82 taught internationally.
  • Kathy Coley ’86 taught in a variety of high school environments before becoming a stay-at-home mom.
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In government and policy

  • JJ Ong '97 has worked for the CIA, Congress, and is now employed in the private sector.
  • Kelli Jackson Russell ’09 worked for a Congressman and is now pursuing an M.S. in Sociology.
  • Paul Nelson ’78 is a professor of international development with experience in the field.
  • Paul Bartow ’14 works as a research assistant for a think-tank in Washington D.C.
  • Jonathan Hook '77 works with indigenous communities across the world. 
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In Graduate School

  • Hilary Guth ’08 has completed her M.A. in History of Christianity and is hoping to pursue further graduate studies.
  • Andrew M. Jones ‘12 is studying for his doctorate in History of Christianity at University of Edinburgh.
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In Journalism

  • Frank Taylor ’91 is a journalist and editorial writer.
  • Amy Gradin ’12 has worked as an editor in Korea.
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In the Law

  • Danielle Acker Susanj ’10 is a lawyer in the appellate practice.
  • Robert Holmes Bell ’66 is a U.S. District judge.
  • Ruth Triplet Langworthy ’11 is an attorney working in gift planning.
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In Libraries and Archives

  • Andrew Pearson ’86 is an academic library director.
  • Jamie Patrick-Burns ‘10 is currently working on a dual degree in public history and library science.
  • Laura Schmidt ’05 is an archivist at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton.
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In Medicine

  • Rich Wagner ’84 is a doctor.
  • Sean Sales ’08 is in medical school.
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In Ministry

  • John Huffman ’62 and Jonathan Schwartz ’95 are pastors.
  • Pat Cate ’63 has been a pastor, missionary, and teacher.
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If you are an alumnus and would like to share your story, we would love to hear it!  Please contact Kristi Larramore, Office Coordinator, at kristi.larramore@wheaton.edu.